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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 1st, 2018

5th Grade 

The students will be examining the lives of the Ancient Indians.  They will be describing the type of settlements these ancient peoples lived in.  Lastly, they will be exploring the impact that technology and agriculture had on the Indians.

10/1: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 62.  Make sure that you have created illustrations for all of the vocabulary words because the class will be playing The Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Friday: “Ancient Indians”- Vocabulary from page 62. Make sure that your sentences are 5th grade level! 

10/2: Worksheet: “Where the American Indians Lived around 1600”

           STUDY!

10/3: STUDY!

10/4: Finish answering the questions from the worksheet: “A Time of Change”.

     STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- tomorrow

10/5: The class will be taking a quiz on the vocabulary words from “Ancient Indians”.

 

6th Grade

 This week the class will be focusing on the Agricultural Revolution.  They will be discussing how farming changed people’s lives and examining what life was like during  the Neolithic Age.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the characteristic of these early civilizations.

9/28: STUDY!  Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “Hunter-Gatherers” on pages 54-61. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

10/1: The class will be playing Jeopardy.

      STUDY!

10/2: The class will be taking a test on:  “Hunter-Gatherers”.

10/3: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on pages 62-69.  Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing The Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

     Test- signed and corrected

7th Grade

The students will begin their study of Europe before transatlantic travel.  They will be exploring the Greek and Roman forms of government.  Then they will be discussing the Middle Ages, and the impact the Renaissance had on Europe.   

9/28: Journal Topic: Revised Rough Draft and Final Typed copy are due on Monday!

10/1: Create sentences for the Key Terms and People on page 22.

10/3: Read and Outline: “Middle Ages” on pages 24-25.

10/4: Section 4 Assessment– page 27 #s 1-4.  This assignment must be typed, and it will be collected and graded.

10/5: Finish creating the rough draft for your “Middle Ages Cartoon”  Please review the rubric that was handed out in class, and make sure that your cartoon has all of the components.

 

8th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the Civil War.  This week they will be focusing on the war in the West.  They will be examining Ulysses S. Grant’s strategy for the Union’s western campaign. The students will also be discussing the Battle of Shilo and the siege of Vicksburg.

10/1: Groups will be presenting their “Front Page News Projects” tomorrow.

10/2: Key Terms and People: page 522- Use context clues to create meanings.  Then create illustrations and meanings.

   STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The War in the West” on pages 522-525.

10/: Read and Outline: “Union Strategy in the West” on pages 522-525. Then read “Struggle for the Far West” on page 525 and answer the questions below.

  1. What early actions did Confederate forces take to try to control lands west of the Mississippi River?

  2. Why did some Cherokee fight for the South?

  3. What was the importance of the fighting in the Far West? 

STUDY! Quiz- Tomorrow: “The War in the West” on pages 522-525.

10/5: The class will be taking a quiz on “The War in the West”.

 

Religion

This week the class will continue discussing the ways that we get to know God. They will be learning about God’s self-Revelation through His creation, through the Bible, and in his Son, Jesus Christ.  

The class will also be exploring the Creation Stories.  They will be discussing that all things were created by God and that we are made in God’s Image and likeness.

9/28: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “God’s Revelation” on pages 20-30.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday but are optional!

10/1: STUDY!

10/2: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

10/3: The class will be taking a test on “God’s Revelation”.

    Test- signed and corrected